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Canada Reigns Suprêmes with Gold at ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships®

HAMILTON – Les Suprêmes from St-Léonard, Que., won the gold medal on Saturday for Canada’s first victory in seven years at the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships.

The Canadian champions, coached by Marilyn Langlois, Pascal Denis and Amélie Brochu moved from second spot after Friday’s short program. They delivered a breathtaking free skate to a loud audience at First Ontario Centre which featured music from the movie The White Crow.

They totalled 236.31 points the highest score ever recorded at worlds since the current scoring system was implemented in 2005. They ranked first in all scoring areas including skating skills, transitions components and performance.

‘’It felt really good to be skating in front of our home crowd,’’ said team captain Laurie Désilet. ‘’We couldn’t do better than that. We are really proud. We wanted to be awesome tonight.’’

Marigold Ice Unity from Finland took the silver with 228.72 and their compatriots the Helsinki Rockettes were third at 226.20. The Rockettes were first after the short and skated last on Saturday. There was a costly mistake in their free skate when two skaters fell. It ranked fifth.

Les Suprêmes team members were Amelia Asparian, Anouk Begin, Karianne Begin, Julia Bernardo, Anne-Claude Champagne, Loriana Cocca, Marie-Ève Comtois, Laurie Désilets, Olivia Di Giandomenico, Lisanne Foley, Charlotte Grutter, Alessia Hart-Lewis, Giulia Hart-Lewis, Audrey-Ann Lajeunesse, Agathe Sigrid Merlier, Andréanne Paradis, Martha Maria Pietrasik, Florence Poulin, Olivia Ronca and Emmakaisa Tikkinen.

The last time les Suprêmes won a medal at worlds was a bronze in 2003.

Canada’s second entry, Nexxice, from Burlington, Ont., was fourth at 224.38 out of 23 entries, just missing a ninth worlds medal.

They delivered a memorable routine composed by Indigenous artist Jeremy Dutcher which combined the digitization voices of his ancestors with his own classically trained tenor. Nexxice took the last Canadian world crown in 2015 when the worlds were also in Hamilton.

Skating for Nexxice were Nyah Bay, Megan Brown, Emma Daigle, Denika Ellis-Dawson, Jasmine Gagnon, Abbey Glumpak, Carleigh Gorrigsen, Lauren Hatfield, Sadie Hoover, Taylor Johnston, Elizabeth McKenna, Emily Monaghan, Sarah Constance Moss, Tegan Orr, Robbie-Lynn Puspoky, Sophia Tong, Olivia Tworzyanski, Melissa Van Loon, Brynn Wilkinson and Chelsea Wong.

‘’Our free skate was very special to us,’’ said Daigle. ‘’It was a program we wanted to show to the world. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience with the hometown crowd and we felt their support.

The last two world championships in 2020 and 2021 were cancelled due to the pandemic.

Full results: https://results.isu.org/results/season2122/wsysc2022/

Canadian Teams in Medal Position After Short Program at ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships®

HAMILTON – Les Suprêmes from St-Léonard, Que., and Nexxice from Burlington, Ont., delighted the home crowd Friday standing second and third after the short program at the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships®, being held at the FirstOntario Centre.

The Helsinki Rockettes from Finland are first with 82.76 points. Les Suprêmes follow at 81.51 and Nexxice are next at 77.65. There are 23 teams entered.

The skaters for les Suprêmes are Amelia Asparian, Anouk Begin, Karianne Begin, Julia Bernardo, Anne-Claude Champagne, Loriana Cocca, Marie-Ève Comtois, Laurie Desilets, Olivia Di Giandomenico, Lisanne Foley, Charlotte Grutter, Alessia Hart-Lewis, Giulia Hart-Lewis, Audrey-Ann Lajeunesse, Agathe Sigrid Merlier, Andréanne Paradis, Martha Maria Pietrasik, Florence Poulin, Olivia Ronca and Emmakaisa Tikkinen.

‘’We are just so excited about our skate,’’ said Comtois. ‘’It was super fun to skate all together after two years and we are super proud. To represent our country at home means a lot to us and it’s wonderful to have our friends and family here.’’

Due to the pandemic these are the first synchro worlds since 2019. That year Helsinki was the host city and Nexxice narrowly missed the podium finishing in fourth place.

Skating for Nexxice are Nyah Bay, Megan Brown, Emma Daigle, Denika Ellis-Dawson, Jasmine Gagnon, Abbey Glumpak, Carleigh Gorrigsen, Lauren Hatfield, Sadie Hoover, Taylor Johnston, Elizabeth McKenna, Emily Monaghan, Sarah Constance Moss, Tegan Orr, Robbie-Lynn Puspoky, Sophia Tong, Olivia Tworzyanski, Melissa Van Loon, Brynn Wilkinson and Chelsea Wong.

‘’We felt like we laid down everything we possibly could have,’’ said Daigle. ‘’This is a special moment for us and for all the teams, it’s been three years since we had a world championship. We really wanted to show our programs to the world and to our home crowd.’’

Competition ends Saturday with the free skates at 1:40 p.m. (ET)

Full results: https://results.isu.org/results/season2122/wsysc2022/

Skate Canada Names Teams for ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships® 2022

CALGARY, AB: Skate Canada has selected the teams that will represent Canada at the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships® 2022.

Over the weekend, Les Suprêmes, from CPA Saint-Léonard and Nexxice, from the Burlington Skating Centre, earned their entries to the senior world championships, winning gold and silver respectively at the 2022 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships in Calgary, AB.

The two senior teams will travel to Hamilton, Ontario, to compete at the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships®, from April 7-9, 2022. This will be the 21st edition of the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships®, with Canada having won medals at twelve of those previous events.

For more information on the event, please visit www.isu.org.

Canadians need to play catch-up at ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – Canadians teams are in sixth and seventh place after the short programs Friday at the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships but stand less than three points from the podium.

Paradise from Russia is in first place with 76.05 points, Surprise from Sweden is second at 72.83 and Marigold Ice Unity from Finland third at 72.61.

Les Suprêmes from St-Léonard, Que., are in sixth place with 70.64 and Nexxice from Burlington, Ont., the defending bronze medallists, follow in seventh at 69.91 out of 25 entries.

The skaters for Les Suprêmes are Jessica Allaire, Rebecca Allaire, Julia Bernardo, Audrey-Anne Blouin, Joannie Brazeau, Kayla Grace Charky, Marie-Ève Comtois, Laurie Desilets, Molly Farber, Raphaelle Gauthier, Sora Hatano, Dana Malowany, Agathe Merlier, Christina Morin, Andreanne Paradis, Martha Maria Pietrasik, Alessia Polletta, Florence Poulin, Claudia Sforzin and Sofya Squalli.

The skaters for Nexxice are: Nadine Banholzer, Payton Beckett, Marlyne Bernier, Kelly Britten, Abigail Chase, Emma Daigle, Laura Emery, Ariana Gould-Tasoojy, Celina Hevesi, Taylor Johnston, Emma Kim, Kaitlin Lees, Megan MacLellan, Caroline Marr, Emiko Marr, Courtney McNaughton, Morgan Stang, Alessandra Toso, Brooklyn Williamson and Emily Wright.

The free skate is on Saturday.

Full results: http://www.isuresults.com/results/season1718/wcsys2018/.

Nexxice and Les Suprêmes crowned national champions

OSHAWA, Ont. – Nexxice from Burlington, Ont., and Les Suprêmes from St-Léonard, Que., waged epic battles in both senior and junior competition on Saturday and each gained a title at the 2018 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships.

In senior competition, Nexxice totalled 202.72 points for its two programs followed closely by Les Suprêmes at 200.20. Nova from Brossard, Que., was third at 188.34.

“It felt really good,” said Kelly Britten of Nexxice. “We did a lot of things to stay focused on ourselves and it really helped us make the performance come alive.”

The top two senior teams will represent Canada at the 2018 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships taking place in Stockholm from April 6-7.

“We just wanted to do the same thing as in practice,” said Laurie Desilets of Les Suprêmes. “The plan was the same just to skate for us and have a lot of fun.”

Les Suprêmes hung on to top spot to win the junior title with 166.84 points, just ahead of Nexxice at 162.60. Gold Ice from Brampton, Ont., was third at 130.46.

“There’s no words, it felt just like we did in practice,” said Jessica Iacono of Les Suprêmes. “We were very in the moment and present and very together in what we were doing.”

The Nexxice group produced their best-ever score.

“We are really proud,” said Amanda Kauffman of Nexxice. “We had some adverse conditions today with the delay and we were able to regroup and refocus ourselves.”

In Intermediate competition, Meraki from Toronto won the gold medal with 111.32, Nexxice was second at 105.01 and Les Rythmiks from Repentigny, Que., third at 104.33.

“These girls have worked so hard this whole season and in particular these last two weeks,” said Meaghan Churchill of Meraki. “We put in every blood, sweat and tear we had in us today.”

More than 800 skaters from 40 teams are at the event being held at the Tribute Communities Centre.

Competition concludes Sunday with the novice and open free skates.

Full results: Skate Canada – 2018 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships.

Nexxice synchronized skating team in France for 2018 French Cup

Canadian synchronized skating teams take home medals from 2018 international events

OTTAWA, ON:  Canada will have one team competing at the 24th annual French Cup in Rouen, France. The international synchronized skating competition takes place from February 2-4, 2018, at the Centre sportif Guy Boissière.

World bronze medallists Nexxice senior will be the sole Canadian team at the event. Last year, they placed fourth at this event. The representatives of the Burlington Skating Centre also won the gold medal at the 2017 Trophy d’Ecosse last season. The 2017 Canadian champions are coached by Shelley Simonton Barnett and Anne Schelter.

Diane Kamagianis of Mission, Ont., will be the sole Canadian official at the event.

For more information on the competition please visit the event website.

Canadian synchronized skating teams take home medals from 2018 international events

Last week, Les Suprêmes senior and Les Suprêmes junior competed at the 2018 Mozart Cup in Salzburg, Austria. Les Suprêmes senior took home the gold medal, producing the top short program and free program, scoring 66.70 and 118.42 respectively, for a total of 185.12.

Les Suprêmes junior won the bronze medal with a short program score of 57.84 and free program score of 100.88, for a total score of 158.72.

Nexxice junior also claimed a bronze medal in international competition in Gothenburg, Sweden, last weekend. The team scored 57.98 in their short program and 94.82 in their free program at the 2018 Leon Lurje Trophy, for a total of 152.80 en route to the bronze.

In other international synchronized skating, Nova placed fourth at the 2018 Neuchâtel Trophy in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. The team placed fourth in the short program with 63.33 and third in the free program, scoring 118.99, for a total of 182.32.

Canada’s Les Supremes Seniors fourth in synchro skating at Shanghai Trophy

SHANGHAI – Les Suprêmes Seniors from St-Léonard, Que., took fourth spot in the synchronized skating competition on Saturday at the Shanghai Trophy.
Team Paradise from Russia won the gold medal with 202.06 points, Team Magigold Ice Unity from Finland the silver at 191.00 and Team Surprise from Sweden the bronze at 182.97.
Les Suprêmes, third after the short program, followed at 179.53.
Skating for Les Suprêmes were Jessica Allaire, Rebecca Allaire, Julia Bernardo, Audrey-Anne Blouin, Joannie Brazeau, Kayla Grace Charky, Marie-Ève Comtois, Mary Elizabeth Corbet, Laurie Désilets, Molly Katherine Farber, Raphaelle Laurie Gauthier, Sora Hatano, Dana Malowany, Agathe Sigrid Merlier, Christina Morin, Andréanne Paradis, Martha Maria Pietrasik, Alessia Malissa Polletta, Florence Poulin and Sofya Squalli.
Last season, Les Suprêmes won the bronze medal at the 2017 Leon Lurje trophy in Sweden, the silver medal at the 2017 Canadian championships, the silver medal at the Budapest Cup and placed eighth at the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships 2017.
 
The representatives of CPA Saint-Léonard are coached by Marilyn Langlois, Pascal Denis and Amélie Brochu.

Les Suprêmes senior synchronized skating team in China for 2017 ISU Shanghai Trophy

OTTAWA, ON:  Canada will have one entry competing at the 2017 ISU Shanghai Trophy in Shanghai, China. Les Suprêmes senior will be the Canadian synchronized skating entry at the international invitational event taking place from November 24-26, 2017.

Last season, Les Suprêmes won the bronze medal at the 2017 Leon Lurje trophy in Sweden, the silver medal at the 2017 Canadian championships, the silver medal at the Budapest Cup and placed eighth at the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships® 2017. The representatives of CPA Saint-Léonard are coached by Marilyn Langlois, Pascal Denis and Amélie Brochu.

Karen Robertson of Chelsea, Que., will be the sole Canadian official at the event.

For more information on the event please visit www.isu.org.

Canada’s Les Suprêmes win silver at Budapest Cup synchronized skating competition

BUDAPEST – Overall standings remained the same after Saturday’s long program as Les Suprêmes from St-Léonard, Que., won the silver medal at the Budapest Cup synchronized skating competition.

Team Paradise from Russia won the gold medal with 210.42 points followed by the Canadians at 188.39 and Team Passion from Hungary at 135.58.

Les Suprêmes free skate included music by Sia and represented a pursuit of a dream.

‘’We made some errors in the long program and we need to correct those to gain more ground on the Russians for the world championships,’’ said Les Suprêmes team co-captain Claudia Sforzin.  ‘’Our short program was very strong and that gave us a lot of confidence.’’

Skating for Les Suprêmes, tuning-up for the ISU World Championships April 7-8 in Colorado Springs, were:  Rebecca Allaire, Katherine Beaucage, Alexandra Bernardo, Audrey-Anne Blouin, Joannie Brazeau, Marie-Ève Comtois, Emma Maria Corona, Alessandra Criscuolo, Laura Désilets, Molly Katherine Farber, Sora Hatano, Ditte Rosa Miranda Louhikoski, Dana Malowany, Agathe Sigrid Merlier, Christina Morin, Alessia Malissa Polletta, Geneviève Rougeau, Claudia Sforzin, Sofya Squalli and Hélène Stojanovski.

Les Suprêmes want to improve on last year’s fifth place finish at worlds.

‘’We’ve got another couple of weeks to work on the areas we need to improve,’’ said co-captain Laura Désilets. ‘’Our programs are very unified right now and it’s really the technical details we need to fine-tune.”

This season, Les Suprêmes also won the bronze medal at the 2017 Leon Lurje trophy in Sweden and the silver medal at the 2017 Canadian championships.

The representatives of CPA Saint-Léonard are coached by Marilyn Langlois, assisted by Pascal Denis and Amélie Brochu.

Full results: BUDAPEST CUP 2017_ISU

Nexxice collects third crown, Les Suprêmes triumph twice at 2017 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships

CALGARY – Nexxice from Burlington, Ont., collected its third national title of the week on Sunday while Les Suprêmes from St-Léonard, Que., triumphed twice at the 2017 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships.

In the senior competition, Nexxice tabulated 205.60 points with Les Suprêmes second at 190.64 and NOVA from Brossard, Que., third at 168.88.

“We went out there today, we had a job to do and we’re very proud of our performance,’’ said Nexxice team captain Kiersten Tietz.

Now Nexxice prepare for the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships April 7-8 in Colorado Springs.

“We just want to continue on the path we’re on and stay focused as a team,’’ said Tietz. “We want to use the vehicles that our coaches have given us and continue to improve.”

Les Suprêmes took the junior and novice titles.

In junior competition, Les Suprêmes won the gold medal with 170.60. Nexxice was second at 168.58 and les Pirouettes from Laval, Que., third at 146.38.

‘’We feel great,’’ said Alessia Arsenault of Les Suprêmes. ‘’We worked so hard. Our task was to do just the same things we do in practice, to skate clean and do like we always do. That’s what we did today.’’

The ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships are set for March 10-11 at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga.

‘’We’re super excited for the world juniors,’’ said Arsenault. ‘’It’s going to be great to have the home crowd.’’

In the novice final standings, Les Suprêmes earned 109.41, les Pirouettes 108.72 and NOVA from Brossard, Que., 106.55.

On Saturday, Nexxice won the open and intermediate competitions.

Full results: 2017 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships.

Skate Canada names teams for 2017 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships

CALGARY, AB: Skate Canada has selected the teams that will represent Canada at the 2017 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships and 2017 ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships.

Over the weekend, Nexxice, from the Burlington Skating Centre, and Les Suprêmes, from the CPA Saint-Léonard, earned their entries to the senior world championships, winning gold and silver respectively at 2017 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships in Calgary, Alta.

The two senior teams will travel to Colorado Springs, USA, to compete at the 2017 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships, from April 7-8, 2017. This will be the 18th edition of the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships with Canada having won medals at 11 of those previous events.

The entries for the 2017 ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships were determined at Skate Canada Central Ontario’s annual Winterfest competition. Nexxice (junior), of the Burlington Skating Centre and Les Suprêmes (junior) from CPA Saint-Léonard earned the two entries for Canada.

Nexxice and Les Suprêmes will have home country advantage as Canada hosts the 2017 ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships for the first time. The event will be hosted in Mississauga, Ont., from March 10-11, 2017.

Tickets can be purchased online at ticketmaster.ca, or by phone at 1-855-985-5000 or in person at Hershey Centre Box Office.

The ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships was a biennial event but it was recently decided at the 2016 ISU Congress that the event will become annual beginning in 2017. The inaugural event was hosted in 2013 by Helsinki, Finland. In 2015, Team Canada (Les Suprêmes) won the nation’s first medal at the championships, a bronze.

Canadian juniors win gold at Leon Lurje Trophy

GOTHENBURG, Sweden – Les Suprêmes from St-Léonard, Que., won gold in junior competition on Sunday to highlight a triple medal performance for Canada at the Leon Lurje Trophy synchronized skating competititon.

Les Suprêmes, second after Saturday’s short program, won the free skate to take the gold with 152.88 points. Sunrise from Russia were second at 149.03 and Les Pirouettes from Laval, Que., were third out of 10 entries at 129.50.

The skaters for les Supremes Juniors were Jessica Allaire, Alessia Arsenault, Amélie Béland, Julia Bernardo, Véronik Boisvert, Rachel Cerere, Lynnson Ceneston, Ariane Conn, Alice Coté, Marie-Ève Deschenes, Olivia Di Giandomenico, Giulia Hart-Lewis, Jessica Iacono, Anélie Jalbert-Tousignant, Grace Le Touzel, Andréanne Paradis, Florence Poulin, Julia Spilak, Anne-Laurence Trudeau and Sarah Verville.

The Skaters for les Pirouettes were Amelia Asparian, Anouk Bégin, Marlyne Bernier, Rosalie Bernier, Anne-Claude Champagne, Evgenia Christoforou, Loriana Cocca, Samantha Daher, Alexandra Dowse, Veronica Dowse, Anne-Korine François, Marie-Pier Haineault, Marie-Noelle Jean, Annaelle Maheux, Florence Mallette, Daynn-Lissa Morrisseau, Léonie Nadeau, Brittany Pham, Élise Potvin, Émilie Villeneuve and Bianca Garabedian.

In senior competition, The Rockettes from Finland held on for top spot with194.33 followed by the Haydenettes of the U.S. at 193.32 and Les Supremes Seniors from St-Léonard, Que., for the bronze at 181.91 out of seven teams.

Les Supremes skaters were Rebecca Allaire, Katherine Beaucage, Alexandra Bernardo, Audrey-Anne Blouin, Joannie Brazeau, Marie-Ève Comtois, Emma Maria Corona, Alessandra Criscuolo, Laurie Désilets, Molly Katherine Farber, Sora Hatano, Ditte Rosa Miranda Louhikoski, Dana Malowany, Agathe Sigrid Merlier, Christina Morin, Alessia Malissa Polletta, Geneviève Rougeau, Claudia Sforzin, Sofya Squalli and Hélène Stojanovski.

Full results: 2017 Leon Lurje Trophy